Sunday, 8 September 2013

The Sunday Post (#22) and Showcase Sunday (#8)


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer, and Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea and inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren. They're a chance to share news, a post to recap the past week on your blog, highlight our newest books and see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, or bought.


Book stuff this week on Girl!Reporter
Book of the month - August 2013
Review: Grimm Tales for Young and Old told by Philip Pullman
Review: Paper Towns by John Green
My week in books (#8) - Back to school mash-ups, Kill Your Darlings, and writing advice from authors

Non-book stuff this week on Girl!Reporter
Review: Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter

Books I added to my shelves

From the library I got:
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman - yes, I got this a few weeks ago, but didn't manage to read it before it was due back at the library, so had to reserve it again!








Second hand, I bought:
Sleeping Murder, The Moving Finger and The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran 
The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz 
Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf - I already own a copy, but the cover of this version is lush

 
And finally, not quite a book, but I'm putting it here because it's a notebook. I got the following Hogwarts notebook/journal when I went to the Warner Bros. tour.












42 comments:

  1. Really nice haul, I'm reading Caitlin Moran's book right now :). Wasn't a fan of Mrs Dalloway personally but they do have some lovely covers! :) Love Maggie Atwood <3 (I definitely recommend Maggie O'Farrell)

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    1. I wasn't sure about the Moran, but I do like her columns and other stuff, so figured I can't go too far wrong with this.

      And will add Maggie O'Farrell to my list definitely now!

      Sarah

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  2. Great haul, hope you enjoyed all your great books :)

    Happy Reading!
    My Haul: http://wwwthebookshelves.blogspot.com/2013/09/new-to-shelves-33-welcome-fall.html

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  3. ooh, I've really been wanting to read Silver Linings Playbook! Great haul :D And I love the Hogwarts journal

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    1. I've just started Silver Linings Playbook, and two chapters in it's living up the hype.

      Sarah

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  4. Nice haul! I have Silver Linings Playbook, but haven't read it yet. :)

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    1. It's been on my list for ages, and I finally got round to getting it from the library. It's good so far.

      Sarah

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  5. Forgive Me Leonard looks good, hope you enjoy!

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    1. It does, but I want to read Silver Linings Playbook first. I think I'll get to Leonard Peacock pretty quickly though.

      Sarah

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  6. An Agatha Christie fan I see. There are so many on Goodreads. I've never read one of her books. Which one do you recommend the most?
    The Silver Linings Playbook was pretty good. It's close to what the movie was like or I should say the movie was close to the book was like. I wonder what you will think of Pat.
    Have fun reading and have a great week (:

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    1. Actually, I've not read any Agatha Christie, which is what prompted me to buy three when I saw them on sale very, very cheap. I had no idea where to start, so picked ones with covers/names I like!

      I've not seen the film of The Silver Linings Playbook yet, I was waiting to read the book (although I love Bradley Cooper).

      Have a great week too.

      Sarah

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  7. Oooh lovely haul this week. I really enjoyed The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry! :-)

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    1. It's been on my to-read list for ages now, so I'm glad I finally got round to purchasing a copy. Now to find the time to read it!

      Sarah

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  8. I love the Hogwarts journal and what an awesome book haul this week! I love Agatha and hope you do too. I read them all as a teen :)

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    1. Thanks, I'm trying to decide what to use the Hogwarts journal for - I don't want to just use it for my endless to-do lists!

      Sarah

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  9. Lovely haul! I LOVE the journal, I'd love to have one myself!
    Happy readinf, enjoy your goodies. :D

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    1. I spent so long deciding whether to buy it or not, and then gave in, despite the expense. I think it's worth it!

      Sarah

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  10. Loving the journal and you've got a great set of books to read this week. Hope you enjoy!
    Cricket@ Little Library Muse

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  11. Wow, great haul! I'm currently on the waitlist for Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock and I can't wait! I've heard excellent things about it so far. Your Hogwarts notebook is awesome! I hope you enjoy everything, and thanks so much for stopping by my blog!!!

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    1. I got in there quick, and reserved it before the library had even received its copy! I don't think Quick is that big in Britain, so I was first on the list.

      Sarah

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  12. I love that hogwarts notebook!!! How was the warner brothers tour?

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

    My Sunday Post and ARC giveaway

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    1. Thanks. The tour was really good - my review is here.

      Sarah

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  13. I love that notebook! I also love Neil Gaiman, so that's a great edition too. Enjoy all your new pretties!

    Thanks for visiting my post <3

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  14. Awesome haul! I also really wanna read Matthew Quick's books and House of Silk (I'm a HUGE Sherlock fan <3). And really envious that you got to go on the HP tour!

    Thanks for dropping by my StS! :D

    - Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

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    1. I love Sherlock, but I've never read any of the books. Mostly, I love the BBC adaptation with Benedict Cumberbatch, followed by Elementary. I could live without the films!

      Sarah

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  15. I'm picking up Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock from the library tomorrow! I'm excited to read it, and I can't wait to hear what you think of it.

    I love that notebook. That pic looks like it's made out of steel. Very cool.

    Stephanie @ Inspiring Insomnia

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    1. I might not get to Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock for a couple of weeks, since I'm keen to give another author a go before I go back to Matthew Quick. I may not be able to resist though!

      Sarah

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  16. I've heard really great things about Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock. I hope you'll enjoy it! (:
    Happy reading & thanks for stopping by my STS! (:

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  17. I've heard great things about Forgive Me. It looks like a great, although sad, book. I liked Silver Linings and was shocked by how much they changed in the movie...although I did like it too. Great haul!

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    1. I've been waiting to read the book before I watch Silver Linings Playbook, which has been tough, since I love both Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. I'm almost done though, so should be able to view soon.

      Sarah

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  18. I adore Agatha Christie's works. I hope you have fun reading those and figuring out the mysteries. I've been interested in reading The Silver Linings Playbook myself after loving the film, and I know that Forgive Me Leonard Peacock has gotten great advance praise. I hope you enjoy your books!

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    1. I'm rubbish at figuring out mysteries, but I will give it a good try!

      Sarah

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  19. The Ocean at the End of the Lane is one I would love to read at some point. I love the Hogwarts notebook you got! Thanks for stopping by my STS last weekend. Sorry it took so long to respond.

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    1. No problem, I know how busy things can get.

      Sarah

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  20. Late I know, but I'm only just getting around to replying to last week's comments!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy all your lovely new reads, there are some great titles there! Especially the Matthew Quick novels and House of Silk are ones I'm keen to check out as well.

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    1. Haha, no worries. Life gets away with me sometimes as well!

      I've read The Silver Linings Playbook now, and it was lovely. I'm trying to read other stuff so I don't rush into the other Quick novel I've got.

      Have a good week.

      Sarah

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